KanyiDaily had reported yesterday that President Buhari sacked the service chiefs in the country with immediate effect and appointed new officers.
The new service chiefs appointed include: Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao ss Chief of Air Staff; Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff.
Many Nigerians have been criticizing President Buhari for repeatedly making appointments without the inclusion of any man or woman of Igbo extraction.
Reacting during an interview with Channels TV, Femi Adesina said that the appointments of security chiefs are not subject to federal character.
According to him, the President can appoint whoever he feels is fit and will deliver the job accurately for the country and for Nigerians.
‘There are certain appointments that are subject to federal character, for instance, the constitution says that there must be a minister from each state of the country but there are certain appointments that are also not subject to federal character and one of them is in the security,” he said.
“In security, they are not subject to Federal Character. It is about competence; it is about the ability to deliver.
“So, the president will appoint whoever he feels is fit and proper and will deliver to the best level for the country and for Nigerians,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Bishop Matthew Kukah had accused President Buhari of introducing nepotism and clannishness into the military and other security agencies.